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SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE

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The St. Louis Times has been publishing with purpose since 1994. Our full-color Seniors’ Resource Guide is published in both hard copy and online editions and include over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Published annually each December, it’s used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population.

Complimentary copies of the St. Louis Times Seniors’ Resource Guide are distributed to over 1,500 aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies are also available free of charge and can be picked up at any of the three Area Agency of Aging offices listed below throughout the year while supplies last. If you would prefer to have your copy mailed to you please click ORDER A COPY. For bulk orders call 636-225-2442.

                St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

                1520 Market Street, Room #4086

                St. Louis, MO 63103

                Phone: 314-612-5918

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.slaaa.org

                Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

                14535 Manchester Road

                St. Louis, MO 63011-3960

                Phone: 636-207-1323

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.mid-eastaaa.org

                Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois

                2365 Country Road

                Belleville, IL 62221

                Phone: 618-222-2561

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

                www.answersonaging.com

Today the St. Louis Times Seniors' Resource Guide is the metro areas most comprehensive publication of its kind. It is published every December and includes  over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. It is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population. To search the online edition click SEARCH THE GUIDE.

Press Releases

NEW DOLAN HOME OPENS

Dolan Memory Care Homes announce the opening of their 9th household. Located in the Creve Coeur area, Lyon, completes the memory neighborhood - Les Maisons. Tim Dolan has created a first of its kind in St. Louis - memory neighborhood, with 4 memory homes on 5 acres. Dolan Memory Care specializes in the care of persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Dolan Homes are not large institutions, but rather small households located within residential communities. The environment is carefully constructed to support the Resident's sense of control and connection, preserve memory pathways, and promote a positive quality of life. Our homes are licensed by the State and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each household is managed by a licensed nurse. Contact us to schedule a visit. 

Tena Barry tbarry@dolancare.com Dolan Memory Care Homes
314-993-9500 www.dolancare.com


NEW SENIOR CENTER ARTS PROGRAM

Art studios held at your location. We provide everything needed from simple supplies to personnel. Participants need no experience in art to create unique, original pieces of lasting value. Use the arts to break mundane routines and let your members recapture their days, look forward to tomorrow and start collecting time instead of letting it pass. The imagination has no limits. It's bound by no physical constraints, even health. We teach people how to think more imaginatively. What they find can energize, invigorate, heal. Our art studios use the simplest of supplies. They're quick, easy and without causing a mess. Images are created on letter size bond paper and we apply them to a huge array of custom created items that you and your members can use later for themselves, share with families or with other members. Check our website for a comprehensive view of what we do and what we hope to accomplish.

Dennis Jones spiralarms1177@gmail.com
Ah! Moments Imagination Studios 314- 236-1168  ahmomentsstudios.com

 

MANORCARE OF FLORISSANT

Patients are leaving the hospital earlier and sicker than in the past. It's critical that these patients choose the post-hospital provider that is experienced in providing the services they need to get back home and back to their lives. In 2013 more than 162,000 patients chose an HCR-ManorCare facility for their post-hospital rehabilitation care. We treated 61,140 Orthopedic patients, 6,950 Stroke & Neurological patients, 31,292 Cardiac patients, 7,604 Oncology patients and 18,560 Pulmonary patients. Manor Care of Florissant, a 4 Star Facility at 1200 Graham Road in Florissant, is proud to be an HCR-ManorCare facility and Leader in post-acute hospital care. Visit us and see why your best way home is through our doors.

Barb Ossieck, barbossieck@hcr-manorcare.com
ManorCare Health Services, 314-838-6555
www.manorcare.com/florissant    

 

HOME MODIFICATION PROGRAM

With the economy continuing to challenge some folks, there are options for people in need of home modifications, who might not be able to afford them otherwise. If you have a relative or friend or simply know someone who is in need of some home modifications and they reside in the St. Louis County area, please inform them about St. Louis County's CORP Program (County Older Resident Program). This program (with certain criteria met) will allow a home-owning resident to put up to $5,000.00 of grant monies towards specific needs within their home. The homeowner can determine which modifications are needed the most. To learn more about all of the different things that the CORP Program can provide for someone in need, go to:   http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/CountyOlderResidentPrograms  

Terry Donovan tdonovan@livewellhomemod.com
Live Well Home Modification Special
314-221-6668  www.livewellhomemod.com

  

FREE EVIDENCE-BASED WORKSHOP

Living with diabetes can present many challenges, such as knowing how and when to eat, living your life so you can avoid complications, and getting the support you need. A Better Choices, Better Health®-Diabetes workshop can help you manage these concerns and get support from people who know what you are going through. Sign up today- call toll-free 1-855-805-6168. This evidence-based workshop is free to any adult with type 2 diabetes. It is offered as part of a research study conducted by Stanford University and funded by the National Council on Aging. Not all participants in the workshop will qualify for the study, but may take the workshop anyway. To find out if you qualify for the study and what is involved, simply come to the first session. Qualified, friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions. Open to adults 21 and over.

Christopher Brown cbrown314@sbcglobal.net
OASIS 314-862-4859
www.oasisnet.org/stl   

 

HOPE LODGE HOSTS UNITY HOSPICE 

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in St. Louis recently welcomed Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis to its facility. As part of their community outreach events, Unity Hospice hosted a dinner party for Hope Lodge patients whom were undergoing cancer treatments. Many times, patients feel poorly after receiving cancer treatment. In an effort to lift their spirits, Unity Hospice provided patients and their many family members homemade soup, desert and salad bar. In attendance was Unity Hospice and Hope Lodge staff along with roughly 60 Hope Lodge guests. Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a full-service hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness. The organization offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients' final days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs. For more information, visit http://www.unityhospice.com  

Jenna Matzer jmatzer@unityhospice.com  618 -346-1111  

Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis www.unityhospice.com
 

SOCIAL GROUP CELEBRATES 7TH YEAR 

Prime Timers St. Louis, a local Chapter of Prime Timers WorldWide, begins its seventh year as a non-profit social and educational organization for mature Gay and Bi men. Since we began in 2007, we have grown to over 190 members and have hosted over 185 fun and affordable events and activities last year alone. These activities include informative monthly meetings, monthly pot lucks, social hours, tours, brunches, dinners, annual Holiday Banquets and BBQs, pool parties, concerts, game nights, plays, movies, bridge, camping, cycling, picnics, and out-of-town trips. Our diverse members come from every walk of life and throughout the Metro St. Louis region. Annual membership dues of $10 also include an on-line monthly newsletter, all of the above activities and much more. For additional information and a comprehensive calendar of our activities, go to www.primetimersstl.org
Charles Koehler ckoehler1904@charter.net Prime Timers St. Louis  618-912-1454 

 

UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE CLASSES
For people turning 65 or are ready to retire. I want to help you understand your Medicare choices better by hosting neighborhood meetings. You will learn about your different Medicare choices like Medicare Advantage plans, Part D prescription drug choices and Medicare Supplements. Bring your questions and bring your friends. Every Monday at 4:00 pm at GC Food and Brewery, 11411 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Every Thursday at 4:30 pm at Serra's Pizzeria, 12218 McKelvey in Maryland Heights, MO 63043 Call to RSVP for a meeting, schedule a home visit or just show up.

Bill Eshenroder beshenrode@mindspring.com United Healthcare   314-277-2622

SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE BRIDGE 

Every Monday, Sales Director Mary Swip will have a guest speaker come talk about health and wellness tips. Daughters' Night Out is a monthly event to support and encourage daughters who are in need of a little R&R. Come and have an evening to relax and be restored.

Venus Martz vmartz@centurypa.com The Bridge at Florissant
314-831-0988 www.bridgeatflorissant.com   

 

DIANE KEEFE GOES ONLINE

Caring for Parents Together Talk Show is discontinuing on BlogTalkRadio. The good news is that all previous interviews with professionals in the field of aging, authors and caregivers will continue to be available through the www.BlogTalkRadio/dianekeefe/ website and through www.caringforparentstogether.com website. This is great information from people who provide resources to aging adults. Access it when you feel the information is pertinent to you. Caregiver's Club, the Blueprint for Care caregiver's guide and workbook for collecting end of life info you don't know you need, training videos, newsletters and more are still available.  

Diane  Keefe diane@caringforparentstogether.com 

Caring for Parents Together636-230-2926

 

MOBILE DRUG TEST LAUNCHES

My Blooming Health Mobile, LLC launches their mobile Employee Drug Screening Testing. Starting in 2013, those in need of a phlebotomist no longer had to wait in long lines. If you prefer a more convenient and private option for phlebotomy service, contact My Blooming Health Mobile. "By providing customers with a mobile phlebotomy clinic, MBHM gives customers the convenience and luxury of having their blood work done right at their home or office," says Danita Smith, CEO, My Blooming Health Mobile, LLC. With appointments as short as 10 minutes and providing service from 6 am to 4 pm on weekdays, My Blooming Health Mobile is available when and where customers need them. Medicare and Medicaid accepted; self-payments are accepted via Paypal, check or credit card. Additionally, they now offer on-site employee drug screening by saliva, urine or hair. MBHM will do most titer testing on site as well. DNA paternity testing is available in the privacy of your home. They strive to decrease the fear of delaying health outcomes. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Danita Smith at  info@mybloominghealth.com.  

Danita Smith info@mybloominghealth.com My Blooming Health Mobile  314-635-8624 

 

ACM OFFERS LIFELINE

ACM Care has partnered with Phillips Lifeline to provide Lifeline units (including units that don't require a land line) to the St Louis community. Referral are being taken now. We offer the basic unit for $29.95 with free installation. There is no long term contract or down payment required. Call today! 314-293-0697

Julie Hessinfo@acmcare.org  ACM Care314-293-0697www.acmcare.org  


AGENCY EXPANDS INTO ILLINOIS

As Cooperative Home Care expands its 28 years of Missouri home care experience to Metro East Illinois, we want you to know that not all home care companies are the same. Whether your aging parent suddenly needs assistance after an unplanned hospitalization, or is showing signs that they need more help to stay safely at home, you'll want to know how to pay for home care. There are eight ways people pay for home care: Medicare, Medicaid, VA, medical insurance, long-term care insurance, worker's compensation, reduced fee programs, and self-pay. Cooperative Home Care accepts every one of them and we'll determine what you qualify for before you pay out-of-pocket. Through us, you can receive all of your home care services from one company. Cooperative Home Care is excited to now serve clients in Metro East Illinois, in addition to our four Missouri offices in St. Louis, St. Charles, Herculaneum, and St. Clair. We are locally owned and operated. Call our intake nurse, Jessica, today at 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL) and/or 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) to get started. Or, if you're interested in employment helping older adults and people of all ages with disabilities, contact our Human Resources Manager Lyn at 314-772-8585 ext. 332.   

KristyAnn Pfister kpfister@cooperativehomecare.com
Cooperative Home Care, Inc.  314-772-8585   

 

STARTUP RAISES ADDED FUNDS

SmartCare Consultants, the St. Charles-based startup that makes monitors to track the movements of seniors, has raised an additional $100,000 from private investors that will enable the company to put more pilot sensors in seniors' rooms. Putting sensors in more seniors' rooms, said SmartCare Vice President Scott Mosher, will enable the company to collect more data on their movements throughout the day. Mosher said the company hoped to be in 500 rooms by the end of 2014. SmartCare is already on pace to meet that goal, Mosher said. SmartCare is looking to secure another $1.2 million before the end of the quarter. The monitors are a series of unobtrusive sensors placed in a senior's room within an elder community or residential home that track activities of daily living. They're meant to help families keep tabs on their loved ones. "What we learn from that data is the patterns of movement of seniors and how we that might lead to things like Alzheimers, and how we can see those patterns earlier and deter those patterns," Mosher said.    

Scott Mosher scott.mosher@smartcareconsultants.com 

SmartCare Consultants  855-878-3762  www.smartcareconsultants.com

MAKE FRIENDS, LIVE LONGER 

Science is now proving that enjoyable relationships as we age can reduce premature death by up to 50 percent. Social interactions for seniors also: Boost the immune system, improve cardiovascular health, release stress-reducing hormones, enhance nutrition and digestion, regulate blood sugar levels, lift self-esteem, and decrease the length of hospital stays. To help older adults cultivate relationships, involve them in mentoring, interacting with grandchildren and young adults, volunteering, caring for a pet, or including others in everyday routines. Right at Home also can help with companionship services, such as socialization, cognitive stimulation, playing games and letter writing. Right at Home of St. Charles is a leading provider of in-home companionship and healthcare assistance for seniors and disabled adults.
Peggy Langdon peggy@rahstcharles.com  636-379-9955
Right at Home of St. Charles.com  www.stcharles.rightathome.net  

 

SERVICE COUNSELS DEBTORS

Millions of seniors and disabled individuals live in poverty due to their small fixed incomes, while food and medical costs soar. Additionally, governments and private companies are eliminating the financial promises made to retirees. This leaves many seniors with credit cards, payday loans, and medical bills they can't pay. They fear that if they stop paying their bills, their SS will be taken or that bankruptcy is their only option. A University of Michigan study found that between 1991 and 2007, bankruptcies for Americans aged 65 to 74 rose by 178 percent. Debt Counsel for Seniors & Disabled (DCSD) is a low-cost alternative to bankruptcy providing relief from harassing creditors. A simple bankruptcy costs $1200-2000; DCSD costs are $100 to $200 (application fee) and on average $20 to $30 monthly. In addition to notifying creditors of legal representation and issuing cease & desist orders to prevent harassment, DCSD monitors for violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act which permits compensation up to $1,000 for violations. Since 1998, DCSD has protected the debtor rights of thousands nationwide with an A+ rating with the BBB.Visit our website at www.debtcounsel.net or call 800-992-3275. We can help you without having to file bankruptcy.

Mary Baker m.baker@lawyers-united.com
Debt Counsel for Seniors, Veterans and the Disabled  312-546-5829  
www.debtcounsel.net
Social Security
U.S. Halts Effort to Collect Old Social Security Debts
4/14/2014 10:00:00 PM By ANNIE LOWREY Social Security
In targeting debts that were decades old in some cases, the Treasury had been intercepting the tax refunds of the recipients’ children. View More...
After 58 Years in a Couple, a Spouse Fights for Benefits
3/21/2014 10:00:00 PM By RON LIEBER Social Security
Some couples have been tripped up by bureaucratic rules concerning spousal benefits, despite the overturn last year of the federal law banning gay marriage. View More...
As Living Standards Fall for Seniors, Some See Signs of ‘Silver Revolution’
3/14/2014 10:00:00 PM By DAVID WALLIS Social Security
While the seniors rights movement remains relatively muted, intensifying fear about retirement security could spur elderly agitators into the streets. View More...
Indictments for 28 More in Fraud Case
2/24/2014 10:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Twenty-eight more people have been indicted as part of the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into an extensive scheme to defraud Social Security disability insurance, law enforcement officials said. View More...
Obama’s Budget Omits Trims to Social Security
2/20/2014 10:00:00 PM By MICHAEL D. SHEAR Social Security
White House officials said Republicans had shown no willingness to meet President Obama’s proposal on an entitlement overhaul by closing loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. View More...
For Some, Retirement Is Out of Reach. For Others, Boring.
1/31/2014 10:00:00 PM By ABBY ELLIN Social Security
Americans are retiring later in life, on average, but many members of the baby boomer generation say they find the very idea unthinkable. View More...
Fixing Disability Courts
1/19/2014 10:00:00 PM By D. RANDALL FRYE Social Security
In my courtroom, it is far too easy for claimants to cheat. View More...
Florida’s Site Said to Delay Millions in Aid to Jobless
1/10/2014 10:00:00 PM By LIZETTE ALVAREZ Social Security
An analysis revealed that the botched rollout of Florida’s online system for unemployment claims may have kept jobless Floridians from receiving $20 million in benefits during October and November. View More...
Police Scrutinize Pensions; 6 More Arraigned in Fraud
1/9/2014 10:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Internal Affairs detectives will be reviewing claims of line-of-duty injuries by scores of retired officers accused in a scheme to bilk Social Security. View More...
Charges for 106 in Huge Fraud Over Disability
1/7/2014 10:00:00 PM By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Retired police officers and firefighters were among those accused in a decades-long scheme in which false mental disability claims cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, according to court papers. View More...
Employment News
OPENING

Barathaven Alzheimers Special Care Center is currently accepting applications for FT/PT Caregivers. Casual positions available in housekeeping/laundry and food services. Please apply in person at 1030 Barathaven Blvd. Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 during normal business hours.
Mary Stassi, barathaven-bom@jeaseniorliving.com
Barathaven Alzheimers Special Care Center, 636-329-9160

 

OPENING

Are you an RN looking for a great team to work with? My company is hiring! Home Health Nursing experience required, with a willingness to be an addition to a supportive, uplifting team of professionals! Fax your resume to 314-200-9906. Attention Jen or Tricia.
Patricia Sullens, sullensp@qualityhhcare.com, 314-200-9905
Quality Home Health Care, www.qualityhhcare.com

 

OPENING

Better Days Home Care is in search of compassionate and patient caregivers for Illinois and Missouri home based clients.Interested candidates must be able to clear an extensive background check, have reliable transportation, and a favorable work history. Applications can be downloaded from the website at www.betterdayshc.com.
Tawanda Story, Tawanda.Story@gmail.com, 618-877-2140
Better Days Home Care, www.betterdayshc.com

 

RETIREMENT

Estate Planning Attorney David Purcell has retired after 40 years of law. Dave Purcell founded Purcell & Associates in the 1970s as a general practitioner focusing on business litigation and estate planning. The practice has now grown and evolved to Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C. The three partners are Charles Amen, Paul Gantner and Jackie Capriano. Dave is enjoying great health, wonderful family and friends, and had interests which he is enthusiastically pursuing. Amen, Gantner & Capriano have been providing quality estate planning for our clients for many years. Whether you need an attorney certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, or a Certified Financial Planning Professional, our team of qualified individuals, many of whom have been with our firm over 10 years, are here to help you and your loved ones.
Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com
Amen, Gantner & Capriano, 314-966-8077

 

NEW APPOINTMENT

David German, MD, has joined Mercy Clinic and Mercy Hyperbarics and Wound Care  Studt Avenue as medical director. Dr. German is board certified in plastic surgery with added qualifications in hand surgery. He is a member of the American Board of Surgery, American Society for Plastic and American College of Surgeons, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgeons and Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. German has over 20 years of experience treating patients, including those with problematic wounds such as wounds secondary to diabetes, pressure, surgical complications and neuropathy.
Lisa Hezel, lisa.hezel@mercy.net, 314-989-1181
Mercy Hospital St. Louis Hyperbarics and Wound Care
www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-hyperbarics-and-wound-care-studt-avenue

 

PHYSICIAN HONORED

Dr. Louis Gary, of Collinsville, Ill. was recently honored with the Salute to Excellence in Healthcare award as part of the St. Louis American Foundation's annual Salute to Excellence program. A medical director at Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis and Touchette Regional Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Gary was selected based on his tremendous achievement both professionally and in the community. The Salute to Excellence is an annual event that honors the area's leading African-American professionals in three community-oriented divisions: Salute to Excellence in Health Care, Salute to Excellence in Education and Salute to Excellence in Business. Specifically, the Salute to Excellence in Healthcare award recognizes outstanding medical providers throughout Greater St. Louis. Dr. Gary is one of eight recipients of the Salute to Excellence in Healthcare award. A formal luncheon will be held to honor these medical professionals on Friday, April 25 at the Frontenac Hilton in St. Louis.
Jenna Matzer, jmatzer@unityhospice.com 618-346-1111
Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis www.unityhospice.com
Geriatrics
Morning Break: $$$ to Docs Report Coming
4/3/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Friday Feedback: How to Stop Overstated Findings
3/14/2014 3:04:56 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- This week, we reached out to a diverse group of healthcare professionals to get their take on misrepresented research findings like this week's stories about the Alzheimer's blood test. View More...
PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
3/14/2014 8:00:47 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include whole genome sequencing, the impact of surgical checklists, discontinuing randomized trials, and a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. View More...
Liver Transplant Stops Rare Metabolic Disorder
3/12/2014 12:25:08 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A girl with lathosterolosis, a rare and historically incurable metabolic disease, appeared to be saved with a liver transplant, researchers said. View More...
Whole-Genome Data Not Ready for Prime Time (CME/CE)
3/11/2014 1:29:05 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Despite "huge" potential to identify hidden disease risks, whole-genome sequencing is not ready for its close-up, results of a small study indicate. View More...
Friday Feedback: HIV Endgame in Sight?
3/7/2014 1:46:50 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- This week, we reached out to a diverse group of physicians to get their take on a number of advances in HIV treatment and prevention. View More...
Morning Break: Horse Trade -- SGR for Individual Mandate?
3/7/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Editing Genes May Make Cells Resist HIV (CME/CE)
3/5/2014 2:00:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- "Gene-editing" can make immune cells resistant to HIV, and they can be safely given to patients, researchers reported. View More...
Study Pinpoints Protective Mutations for T2D
3/4/2014 11:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The loss-of-function mutations that appear to be protective against type 2 diabetes have been identified, researchers said. View More...
Hot Topics: Advances in Parkinson's
2/19/2014 9:04:06 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- What works and what doesn't work in Parkinson's? We asked four experts in the field for their take. Their answers encompassed surgical interventions, levodopa as the "gold standard," managing disease, and the role of exercise. View More...
Hot Topics: MS Treatment Advances
2/18/2014 9:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- What works and what doesn't in multiple sclerosis? We asked three experts in the field for their views, and their answers covered drug selection, new rehab strategies, the role of vitamin D, and new findings on survival versus relapse rates. View More...
Childhood Obesity May Be Hardwired (CME/CE)
2/17/2014 1:00:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Genetic differences in how infants respond to food may play a role in obesity risk, according to two studies. View More...
High-Risk Pregnancies Focus of SMFM
2/5/2014 6:00:00 AM Geriatrics
NEW ORLEANS (MedPage Today) -- Efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in the U.S. are in the spotlight at this year's annual meeting of maternal-fetal specialists. View More...
Striking a Nerve: Pesticide Plus Gene May Trigger PD
2/4/2014 4:57:15 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Hard on the heels of proposed environmental triggers for multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, researchers find that a combination of bug killers and a certain gene variant ups the risk for Parkinson's disease. View More...
My Genome: Canuck 19 Logs In
1/29/2014 10:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- In the first of a series of reports, MedPage Today's Michael Smith describes the first steps toward putting his genes on the Web. View More...
Events
FIRST & THIRD MONDAYS, ONGOING

The Living Independently Now Center LINC, Inc., is holding a Computer Lab for Low Vision/Blind Persons at the Sparta Library on April 21, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The computer lab will be ongoing every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 12:00 to 2p.m. Staff will be able to assist anyone with a disability with resources and referrals. Please call Marilyn Hughes at 618-235-9988 to register.

Lynn Jarman, ljarman@lincinc.org, 618-235-9988

Living Independently Now Center (LINC, Inc) www.lincinc.org

 

SECOND & FOURTH MONDAYS, ONGOING  

Grief support groups meet monthly on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Two times are offered, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Support group members learn about grief and loss, and share their feelings and experiences with each other on a variety of topics. Groups are facilitated by bereavement staff. Open to the community, free. Location Mercy Hospice, 1000 Des Peres Road, Suite 200B, St. Louis, MO 63141

Constance Richards, constance.richards@mercy.net
Mercy Hospice, 314-729-4410
http://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-hospice-des-peres-road  


THURSDAYS, ONGOING

The last Thursday of each month Barathaven Alzheimers Special Care Center hosts a an Alzheimer's Support/Education Meeting at 1030 Barathaven Blvd, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP to 636-329-9160 or by e-mail at barathaven-bom@jeaseniorliving.com 

Sheena Rogers barathaven-bom@jeaseniorliving.com
Barathaven Alzheimers Special Care Center 636-329-9160  

 

FRIDAYS THROUGH MAY 16

Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village and Medicine Shoppe present a free diabetes health class on Fridays, April 11th through May 16th, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Lodge at Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 4005 Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125. Learn helpful hints about monitoring your blood sugar, carb counting, meal and snack ideas, and new strategies for managing your diabetes.   

Leah Myers, lmyers@alexianbrothers.net Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 314- 763-7314

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 10

New guidelines for the use of statins for people at risk for heart disease and stroke were released in November 2013. Come hear the research behind the new recommendations, why some health care providers are questioning the new guidelines and what it means for you in this presentation from Dr. Kates, a cardiologist with Washington University Physicians. Thursday, Apr 10, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm Fee: $9.  50 Gay Ave., Clayton, MO 63105. To register call 314-862-4859 x24  

Christopher Brown  cbrown314@sbcglobal.net OASIS 314-862-4859  www.oasisnet.org/stl 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21 

Free Health Lecture - The Brain-Body Connection. April 21, 2014 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Those with Alzheimers, dementia, depression, fatigue, vertigo, headaches, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, and high blood pressure are especially encouraged to attend. Dr. Robert Arnone will present "Where Health Comes From and How To Get It When You Need It." Learn how to assure your brain and body are communicating properly. Come and learn another way that is yielding phenomenal results working with the laws of nature and your brain-body connection. Must RSVP to ArnoneClinic@Live.com or 636-757-3431.   

Tori Arnone ArnoneClinic@Live.com Arnone Specific Chiropractic,  636-757-3431, www.GetWellSTL.com 
  

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

The Silver and Gold 60+ Club is having a complimentary "What You Should Know About Hearing Loss" educational talk on April 23 from 1:30 to 3:00p.m., at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center (3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Missouri). If you would like more information, please contact Kacie Derby at 636-946-4042, or register online at Baue.com  

Kacie Derby, kaciederby@baue.com    

Baue Funeral Homes, 636-946-4042, Baue.com  

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

Memory Care Home Solutions is sponsoring a Spring Luau on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery in Chesterfield, Missouri. Come join us for appetizers, drinks, music and a great time, all for a terrific cause! Tickets are $35 per person; available at www.memorycarehs.org All proceeds benefit families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Debra  Schuster, dks_law2002@yahoo.com, 314-645-6247, Memory Care Home Solutions 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Free Community Seminar on Alzheimers. Expert and educator Jolene Brackey, author of "Creating Moments of Joy" will speak on the losses that people with dementia experience, verbal and nonverbal communication skills that help a person with dementia to feel listened to and supported, creative ways to turn challenging situations into moments of joy. The first 50 attendees who register for each seminar will receive a copy of Brackey's book. Reserve your space by calling the Garden View Care Center at 636-449-7575. The April 25th event, from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017. The April 26th event runs 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Columns Banquet Center, 711 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, St Charles, MO 63303

Kira Somach, ksomach@gvcc.com, 314-965-1991,  www.gardenviewcarecenters.com

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

As part of its ongoing Parkinson Education Programs, on Friday, April 25, Dr. Lawrence Elmer, Medical Director at the Center for Neurological Health at the University of Toledo, will give a presentation on "Living Well with Parkinson's - No Question is Taboo." In the session Dr. Elmer will discuss topics such as advances in diagnosis, treatments for Parkinson's, and ways to slow its progression. The program will be from 10:30 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.at the West County Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place in Chesterfield, 63017, behind Chesterfield Mall. No reservations are required and the program is free of charge. The mission of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the APDA is to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson disease, their families, and caregivers throughout Missouri and southern Illinois, and to provide funding for ongoing Parkinson research. 

Michelle Brooks, brooksmi@neuro.wustl.edu
American Parkinson Disease Association - Greater St. Louis Chapter  314- 362-3299, www.stlapda.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

We are hosting a Housing and Senior Options Fair free on April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Center of St. John the Baptist Parish. All Seniors and their family members are invited to attend. We will have food and door prizes. There will be vendors present to speak to you about senior housing facilities, support and services, equipment, and senior programs such as adult day care and homemaker programs. 

Carrol Coble, carrolcoble@yahoo.com, St. John the Baptist Parish  314-353-1255

 

ONGOING, April 25 through November 

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever in breathtaking IMAX®, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.Tickets: $9 for adults, $8 for children/seniors (Science Center Members receive free or discounted tickets).

Danielle Stewart,dstewart@slsc.org 

Saint Louis Science Center 314-289-4424, www.slsc.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3

Do you have medical equipment that is not being used? Do you need medical equipment? Now there is HELP... St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 12 area-wide Walgreens. This event is on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps - every type of item except oxygen and medications. St. Louis HELP loans the donated home medical items to anyone in need, at no cost or fee. St. Louis HELP is a non-profit organization. Recycle...Revitalize...Redistribute. Clean the attic, garage or basement and make a tax-deductible donation of your medical equipment to St. Louis HELP. To learn more about the program please see www.stlhelp.org or call 314-567-4700.

Elizabeth Cannon, cannonliz@yahoo.com 

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, www.stlhelp.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3

The Daughters of St. Paul are hosting a talk and book signing featuring local author Patty Schneier on Saturday, May 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. to present her newest book titled, "Love Letters From Mom On What Matters Most", at the Sisters' bookstore, Pauline Books and Media located at 9804 Watson Road in Crestwood. For any questions or to reserve a copy of the book, call 314-965-3512.

Sr. Laura Brown FSP,  outreachdsp@gmail.com
Pauline Books and Media,
http://visit.pauline.org/stlouis 

  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

"Spring" into Health & Wellness Fair. We will have vendors from local business and health care organizations to share information on healthy lifestyles, safety, medical information, and job opportunities at Advanced 360 Rehabilitation on the beautiful Green Park Senior Living Campus.  May 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact Lorie Springkamper at 314-704-8580 

Lorie Springkamper, lspringkamper@chs-corp.com

Green Park Senior Living, 314-704-8580

 

THURSDAY, MAY 8

The 14th Annual Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging's Lecture & Awards will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year's event will focus on workforce issues in an aging society. Dr. Robyn I. Stone, vice president of research at LeadingAge, will present the keynote. The morning will also include a panel discussion and the presentation of the annual Friedman and Kopolow Awards. For more details and to register for the event, please go to http://publichealth.wustl.edu/aging 

Stephanie Herbers CenterforAging@wustl.edu314-747-9234, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

Total You Wellness Day. Wednesday, May 14 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., JCC Banquet Center. Happy Feet-podiatry consultation with Dr. Hays; Falls Prevention with Dr. Susy Stark; Healthy Eating Food demonstration; Chair Yoga Demonstration with Nancy LeClaire; "Tweak it Up: Simple Strategies for Optimizing Your Life" with Cynthia Haines, MD, an interactive session. Dr. Haines will be signing and giving away copies of her book The New Prescription; Health Screenings (Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Skin Concerns) with St. Louis University Hospital; Chair Massage with Healing Arts Center; "Ask the Pharmacist" and giveaways with our neighborhood Walgreen's; Aromatherapy Bar with Cheryl's Herbs; Brain Games (cognitive therapeutics) with Home Care Assistance; AARP informational table. Your attendance automatically ensures your entry for a chance to win special attendance prizes. Please let us know you are coming: call Laura at 314-432-3255.

Karen Berry Elbert, kberry-elbert@jfedstl.org, 314-442-3859
St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community stlnorc.org  

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

 You are invited to Snacks & Facts Hour hosted by the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois. These events are held monthly at the Fairview Heights Library located at 10017 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights IL, 62208. The next event will be May 14th, 2014 from  12:00 to 1 p.m. Topic: Wellness for Older Adults Presented by Katie Richards Wellness Coordinator, Senior Services Plus, Inc. The goal of the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois is to help people age well their way. The Snacks & Facts Seminars are one of the tools designed to assist individuals as they strive for long term success. So come out, enjoy a snack and get the facts. For more information call 618-222-2561.

Teresa Keaton, tkeaton@answersonaging.com, 618-222-2561
Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois, answersonaging.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 15

ElderLink St. Louis, the free, centralized referral program for Jewish older adults, their children and caregivers, along with the JCC and AARP are cosponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, May 15, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Bldg., 2 Millstone Campus Dr. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's largest classroom driver safety course for drivers age 50 and older. The AARP course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging, and provides practical techniques on adjusting to those changes. Participants also receive a review of "rules of the road," with an emphasis on safety strategies. many auto insurance companies offer a discount to persons who have completed this program. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $15 for nonmembers, payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations are requested by calling 314-812-9300.

Lori Zimmerman, info@elderlinkstlouis.org  

ElderLink St. Louis, 314-812-9300, www.elderlinkstlouis.org 

    

THURSDAY, MAY 15

Join experts in fraud prevention as they share tips on staying safe and avoiding scams that target older adults! The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and Mid-East Area Agency on Aging present a "Scamboree: Fraud Prevention and Education Fair" on Thursday, May 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Senior Center, 108 McMenamy Road, 63376. Free admission, free document shredding available from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Limit 5 boxes per person. Information booths by Social Security, CLAIM, AARP and more open at 4:30 pm. Speakers begin at 5:00 pm. Speakers include Officer Melissa Doss (St. Peters Police Department), Joshua Jones (Assistant Missouri Attorney General), Art Maines (Author of "Scammed: 3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parents and Yourself), and Rona McNally (Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol). Refreshments available while supplies last. Call 636-207-0847 with any questions. 

Sarah Levinson, slevinson@mid-eastaaa.org
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.agingmo.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

"Seniors on the Move" presents a complimentary seminar for seniors choosing to remain at home as they age. "Retiring to Your Own Home" will be held Wednesday, May 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Kirkwood Library, lower level, 140 E. Jefferson. Jane Leonard, Seniors Real Estate Specialist at Coldwell Banker Gundaker and Diane Rosen, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist at Diane Rosen Interiors, will lead the discussion. To register or for more information, call 657-7962.

Jane Leonard, jrle1@sbcglobal.net, Seniors on the Move 314- 657-7962



SATURDAY, MAY 31

Pitch for Developmental Disabilities will take place May 31 at Busch Stadium to help raise awareness for people with developmental disabilities. This event is presented by 15 partnering organizations, including Community Living, Inc., that serve people with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Tickets for the general public will cost $30.00. Price includes a ticket in the Left Field Loge* section to the Cardinals game, a hot dog and soda voucher, and event T-shirt. Game time starts at 1:15 p.m. If you cannot attend the game but would like to send a Community Living client you can purchase a ticket for a discounted price of $23.50. Tickets, vouchers and T-shirts will need to be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the CLI Administration Building, 1040 St. Peters Howell Road, St. Peters, MO 63376. A designated Saturday or late evening pickup will also be available. Tickets can be purchased at www.clipitch4dd.eventbrite.com.  Register by May 9 to guarantee an event T-shirt. For cash or check orders or more information, please contact Community Living's Development Department at 636-970-2800. * Left Field Loge seats valued at $54.

Melissa Finley, mfinley@cliservices.org, Community Living, Inc.   http://www.cliservices.org, 636-970-2800 
Medical
Relationship between vitamin D deficiency and cognition examined
4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in older adults, but there isn't a lot of conclusive research into whether there's a relationship between the two. View More...
New study sheds light on factors likely to lead to development of Meniere's Disease
4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Research gives new insights into rare disease of the inner earIn the most comprehensive study of Ménière's Disease to date, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been able... View More...
New standards proposed for gauging muscle decline in older adults
4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Sarcopenia - the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength - may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this... View More...
Alarming increases in pre-diabetes and diabetes in blacks, Hispanics and the elderly; obesity partly to blame
4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently to... View More...
Apathy in older adults linked to increased brain shrinkage
4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older people who have apathy - a lack of interest or emotion - are more likely to have less white and gray brain matter than those without apathy, a new study suggests. View More...
Modified stem cells may offer way to treat Alzheimer's disease
4/16/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Genetically modified stem cells showed beneficial effects when transplanted into the brains of mice with symptoms and neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. View More...
Manipulating the metabolic process in cells may compensate for defects that can shorten cell life
4/15/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
UAlberta researchers are taking a closer look at how two metabolic pathways interact to increase the lifespan of cells with mitochondrial defects. View More...
Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely
4/14/2014 12:00:00 PM Aging Research
The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm. View More...
Real-world patient survey data shows negative impact of nocturia
4/14/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
New patient survey data presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU 14) congress, showed that nocturia (waking to void one or more times a night followed by sleep), has a strong negative... View More...
Surgery decisions should be patient-centered, team-based and physician-led for frail, high-risk seniors
4/14/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Surgery for frail, senior citizen patients can be risky. A new patient-centered, team-based approach to deciding whether these high-risk patients will benefit from surgery is championed in a... View More...
The impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings
4/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the... View More...
Genkyotex's GKT137831 found to reverse fibrosis and improve survival in a model of persistent lung fibrosis
4/11/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Genkyotex, the leading developer of selective NOX enzyme inhibitors, has announced the publication of data showing that GKT137831, a first in class NOX1 and 4 inhibitor, was able to reverse lung... View More...
Improving cognition later in life through physical activity
4/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. View More...
Potential target identified to combat muscle wasting
4/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. View More...
Life-space mobility, quality of life, determined by physical function and sense of autonomy in older people
4/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. View More...
Innovative, coordinated brain care could save billions of health care dollars
4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Studies have shown that a new patient and caregiver centered model of innovative, coordinated brain care for older adults improves health outcomes and quality of care for those with cognitive... View More...
Computer algorithm accurately predicts aging process
4/10/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
For missing children's cases, accurately predicting the aging process is quite tricky. But now, researchers have created a software program that accurately predicts appearance. View More...
Why is there an inverse association between cancer and Alzheimer's?
4/10/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Previous studies have found that people with memory and thinking problems may be less likely to die from cancer. But why? New research from Spain investigates. View More...
UK survey of over 50s reveals the concerns of growing old
4/10/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
cloudBuy, the world's first nationwide online social care marketplace in the UK, has launched its national survey, 'The Concerns of Ageing' where it reveals that, 'health issues', 'minds failing... View More...
By mimicking a low-carb diet, glucosamine promotes longevity
4/10/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Life-prolonging effect of a commonly used food supplement in worms and miceGlucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades. View More...
Patients over 65 have more complications after colorectal cancer surgery
4/9/2014 1:00:00 PM Aging Research
Most colorectal cancer surgeries are performed on patients older than 65 years, and older patients have worse outcomes than younger patients, although the total number of colon cancer operations... View More...
Painkillers linked to heightened irregular heartbeat risk in older adults
4/9/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Current and recent use of painkillers/anti-inflammatories may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) among older adults, finds a large population study... View More...
Regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain in older women
4/9/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age... View More...
Neuroscientists make advances in improving error awareness in older people
4/9/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Neuroscientists at Trinity College Dublin have found that people in their 70s are on average less aware of mistakes they make than younger people. View More...
For the first time, a degenerated organ is fully restored in a living animal
4/8/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
A team from the University of Edinburgh in the UK have made history in regenerative medicine by fully restoring the thymus - a component of the immune system - in very old mice. View More...
In Search Of...
MENTORS

Gateway Venture Mentoring Service is a team based mentoring program to help entrepreneurs in our region succeed. We are looking for potential businesses and mentors. If you are starting a business and want some help, or would like to volunteer to help startup businesses as a mentor, please email Chris LeBeau for information. 

Steve Epner, sepner@bswc.com, 314-983-1214

Gateway Venture Mentoring Service, gatewayvms.org

 

VOLUNTEERS

Become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Hospice & Palliative Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. . Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-592-3670 or visit  www.optum.com/volunteer  

Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com 314-592-3672
Optum Palliative and Hospice Care www.optum.com
Seniors
Uma Thurman happy to be older mum
4/19/2014 5:00:08 AM Big News Network

Uma Thurman has revealed that she is happy to be a mother in her 40's as she was more mature now and she no longer felt guilty about being a working mum. The 'Kill Bill' star asserted that when she ...  View More...
Listening to gospel music benefits mental health of older people
4/19/2014 5:00:04 AM Big News Network

A new research has found that listening to religious music among older Christians is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of ...  View More...
Tune into religious music to relieve death anxiety
4/19/2014 4:00:04 AM Big News Network

Ever wondered why old people are more inclined towards listening religious music? A study has found that listening to religious music promotes psychological well-being in later life. Among older ...  View More...
Lost stem cells are replaced by non-stem cells Study
4/18/2014 5:00:12 AM Big News Network

A new study has found that when a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them. Johns Hopkins researchers have ...  View More...
Internet can help reduce depression among elderly
4/18/2014 5:00:10 AM Big News Network

A new research that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years, found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent. ...  View More...
PoK border villages still live in darkness
4/18/2014 5:00:08 AM Big News Network

Poonch, Apr.18, (ANI): The dull orange of the bulb's filament flickers uncertainly against the chilly dusk of the muted mountains. The grimy but warmly-clad figure, limping from a decade-old bullet ...  View More...
DeMaio highlights Peters’ role in pension case
4/19/2014 12:50:16 AM Big News Network

The city of San Diego's pension underfunding debacle is resurfacing in the 52nd Congressional District campaign with Carl DeMaio saying Rep. Scott Peters should cover what could be $7 million in ...  View More...
Strife-weary CAR nostalgic for bloody emperor
4/19/2014 12:46:24 AM Big News Network

In strife-torn CAR, many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his ...  View More...
Springville seniors demonstrate skills at Egg Drop
4/19/2014 12:43:21 AM Big News Network

-- Age and experience, along with an understanding of how to protect a raw egg dropped from a rooftop, were evident Thursday at the Springville Senior Center's Egg Drop.A good sense of humor ...  View More...
11 Ways To Tap Retirement Cash Early
4/19/2014 12:42:21 AM Big News Network

You put after-tax contributions into a Roth IRA, and after five years and age 59 1/2 all withdrawals are tax free. Ideally, you should let your Roth grow untouched for as long as possible. But if you ...  View More...
Watch Pope Francis Wash the Feet of Disabled and Elderly People in Rule-Breaking Ritual
4/19/2014 12:39:15 AM Big News Network

In commemoration of Jesus's act of service to his disciples, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday at a care center in Rome. He included women in the ritual in ...  View More...
Elderly man said to be homesick for prison gets 3.5 years for bank robbery
4/19/2014 12:39:12 AM Big News Network

CHICAGO--An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home ...  View More...
Row over pension age heats up
4/19/2014 12:31:28 AM Big News Network

The federal opposition has accused the Abbott government of breaking an election promise to pensioners amid reports it will push ahead with plans to lift the retirement age to 70.In the lead-up to ...  View More...
Former Olympic champ Kevin Martin announces retirement from curling
4/19/2014 12:28:12 AM Big News Network

Kevin Martin, a Canadian curling star whose career highlights include an Olympic gold medal and a world championship, will soon throw his last rock.The Edmonton skip announced his retirement Friday ...  View More...
Exclusive Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies
4/19/2014 12:21:52 AM Big News Network

(Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose ...  View More...
Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss
4/19/2014 12:14:17 AM Big News Network

BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about its safety protocols.BP ...  View More...
Nigeria ARM Pension Allays Customers Fear on Pension Contribution
4/19/2014 12:11:07 AM Big News Network

Kano - The ARM Pension Limited, one of the licensed pension fund administrators, in collaboration with the Nigerian Civil Service Union, has brought together civil servants and retirees for an ...  View More...
Taylor Morrison building Houston-area community for active seniors
4/18/2014 2:05:00 PM Big News Network

Sales have boomed in Woodforest due to the nearby Exxon Mobil campus, which is under construction. Construction is moving forward on a neighborhood for active seniors near the Exxon Mobil campus in ...  View More...
Pack patience – and prescriptions Tips for travelling with elderly parents
4/18/2014 9:48:11 AM Big News Network

The trick to travelling with your elders is to manage without being condescending, and to respect each other's privacy. (IPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty ...  View More...
Study Finds That Internet Use Can Help Seniors Fight Off Depression
4/18/2014 9:45:44 AM Big News Network

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Casual Friday Swanson swan song No. Retirement is not for me
4/18/2014 9:41:47 AM Big News Network

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Wash. family warns of scam targeting seniors promising big payday
4/18/2014 9:41:17 AM Big News Network

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. -- A Southwest Washington family wants you to know about a lottery scam that’s left one of their loved ones broke. The 87 year-old woman gave away thousands of dollars for ...  View More...
Older Job Seekers Get Social And Mobile
4/18/2014 9:38:33 AM Big News Network

find a job when you're over 50 . It's undeniable. But what's also true is that many of these job hunters are sabotaging themselves. They're not exploiting their social networks ...  View More...
Mazda recalls 109000 older SUVs for rust issue
4/18/2014 9:30:35 AM Big News Network

MORE DETROIT (AP) -- Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents ...  View More...
Mazda Recalls 109000 Older SUVs for Rust Problem
4/18/2014 9:12:53 AM Big News Network

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. ...  View More...
Internet use may cut depression in elderly
4/18/2014 9:12:16 AM Big News Network

WASHINGTON: Spending time on-line has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, particularly among those who live alone, according to new research. Internet use reduced the probability of ...  View More...
UPDATE 1-Japan to shake up worlds top pension fund for bolder investment-sources
4/18/2014 5:33:27 AM Big News Network

(Adds details of members, background on allocations) * At least 3 members of GPIF's panel will depart * PM Abe wants GPIF to rely less on JGB investment * Fin Min Aso says GPIF will "make ...  View More...
Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
4/18/2014 12:57:59 AM Big News Network

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, aged 87. The Nobel literature laureate had recently been treated for a lung and urinary tract infection in a Mexico City hospital. He had been ...  View More...
After threats of painful cuts Detroit moves closer to deal to protect pensions
4/18/2014 12:56:20 AM Big News Network

When Detroit declared bankruptcy, the pensions of city workers faced deep pension cuts -- some as high as 34 percent. After protests, these cuts have been scaled back and Detroit is drawing closer to ...  View More...
Joy and relief for elderly care home residents
4/18/2014 12:55:12 AM Big News Network

The daughter of an 83-year-old care home resident has spoken of her mother’s delight at news of a surprise reprieve for Rosedale. Eleanor Fee's mother Lilian Watt has been a resident in ...  View More...
Record labels sue Pandora over older songs
4/18/2014 12:53:33 AM Big News Network

NEW YORK -- Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.The labels, including divisions of ...  View More...
Grandson gets 17 years in beating death of 90-year-old woman
4/18/2014 12:51:32 AM Big News Network

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A central Ohio man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 90-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. John Spindler of ...  View More...
Superintendent defends decision refutes pension talk
4/18/2014 12:49:29 AM Big News Network

that he would retire as state superintendent after 40 years in education, rumors swirled he only took the job for 18 months because it would increase his pension.Phares said that couldn't be any ...  View More...
After Dhowan news top Admiral seeks retirement
4/18/2014 12:49:24 AM Big News Network

Hours after the government announced Admiral Robin Dhowan as the new navy chief, Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Thursday applied for voluntary retirement after being passed ...  View More...
Carer stole $7000 from elderly
4/18/2014 12:48:18 AM Big News Network

Joanne Scott, 44, of Bickford Rd, Grovedale, pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates’ Court yesterday to multiple counts of theft and obtaining property by deception.Police Prosecutor, Leading ...  View More...
3 Steps To Double Your Retirement Portfolio Safely
4/18/2014 12:47:57 AM Big News Network

Various studies offer some evidence of the trend , but there are plenty of outlier years in which stocks roar higher over the summer just the same. The underlying problem with following such trends ...  View More...
Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60 Aeroflot
4/18/2014 12:43:46 AM Big News Network

MOSCOW: Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said Thursday, a measure Russia called ...  View More...
Msias pension fund EPF takes high risks for high returns
4/18/2014 12:42:39 AM Big News Network

Malaysia's largest fund, the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), is walking a tightrope, trying to keep returns high by investing in more overseas property and domestic stocks while fending off ...  View More...
Boston Women Charged With Stealing Elderly Neighbor’s Life Savings
4/18/2014 12:40:12 AM Big News Network

Sign Up BOSTON (CBS) – A pair of grandmotherly roommates barked their denials in court Thursday, accused of crimes that would make veteran con men jealous. "They controlled the checkbook ...  View More...
Viewers sad to hear of TV anchor Dan Lewis’ retirement
4/18/2014 12:37:52 AM Big News Network

There are only a few local television news anchors around the country who could be called franchise players. Dan Lewis of KOMO News is one of them. Lewis, 64, says that after 27 years anchoring at ...  View More...
Mark Leftly Austerity and pension problems leave PCS facing a takeover not a merger
4/18/2014 12:33:41 AM Big News Network

The PCS was the result of the merger of two civil service unions in 1998. But on day one, the joint general secretary Barry Reamsbottom warned that he had found documents proving that militant ...  View More...
Tories face criticism over delays installing sprinkler systems in seniors homes
4/18/2014 12:32:22 AM Big News Network

EDMONTON -- Less than one-third of the province's 650 seniors facilities are equipped with sprinkler fire prevention systems, and critics say the PC government is dragging its feet on protecting ...  View More...
Info may prompt seniors to taper off sleeping pills
4/18/2014 12:26:57 AM Big News Network

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people are willing and able to get themselves off medications like sleeping pills once they're informed of the potential harms, according to a ...  View More...
Here’s a Bunch of Super Old People Telling You to Be Totally Hardcore
4/18/2014 12:26:44 AM Big News Network

You've probably been told at some point or another that you can learn a lot from your elders. Auto manufacturer Dodge has now gathered a whole bunch of them--many more than 100 years old--to ...  View More...
Noida student beaten stripped blackmailed allegedly by seniors
4/18/2014 12:26:22 AM Big News Network

Noida : A first year student of a college in Noida was thrashed, stripped and sexually abused allegedly by three of his seniors who also recorded a video of the torture and then blackmailed him for ...  View More...
Why Dont Older Americans Want Time Machines
4/18/2014 12:20:28 AM Big News Network

The curious thing is that Pew found people's level of interest in time travel had a lot to do with how old they are. About 11 percent of 30-to-49-year-olds said a time machine was the one ...  View More...
Long-awaited Cardinal at North Hills campus for seniors to break ground next week
4/18/2014 12:16:09 AM Big News Network

been on the drawing board for several years , has begun site work for the project's first phase of construction off of Six Forks Road and will host a formal ground-breaking ceremony on April 22. ...  View More...
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